November 13, 2014

DIY Glitter Earrings

Like I mentioned earlier this week, I'm so excited to have a leg up on the holidays with this DIY! Inspired by these Kate Spade earrings, what I love about this version of DIY glitter earrings is using rhinestones in setting. By taking the stones out for the glitter, then popping them back in, the result is polished, rather than a big glittery blob.

While I used what I had on hand, with my stash of rhinestones and earrings backs (a DIYers equivalent of a well-stocked pantry!), you can easily pick-up a pack of jewel earrings on the cheap and open up the prongs the same way.

Tools and materials:
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Small dish
Rhinestones in setting
Earring posts and backs
Super glue

Open up the prongs of the rhinestone setting using your fingernail or a pair of jewelry pliers and remove the stone. Use the brush to apply a layer of Mod Podge to the rhinestone.

Mix up the glitter in the small dish, then dip the Mod Podge side of the rhinestone in the glitter. Repeat the steps for the second rhinestone then let dry. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge and more glitter, if needed. You can also apply a layer of Mod Podge over the glitter as a sealant. Let dry according to directions.

While you're waiting for the first pair to dry, make yourself more in other colors! Put the dry rhinestone s back in their settings, then fold over the prongs. Glue the earring post to the back of the rhinestone setting with the super glue and let dry according to directions.

Ta-da! Get ready to sparkle! 

PS- Want more fun with glitter? Check out this shoe tutorial (a TIMI throwback), this DIY ring and these DIY glitter barrettes (also perfect for holiday gift giving!)


  1. I was just looking at those earrings on Pinterest last night! Thank you for this tutorial!

  2. Cute !!
    More fun with glitter? Check out my blog's birthday candle:



  3. UGH! These are so cute! Thanks for making all of your projects so accessible and fun. I really enjoy your blog.


  4. I ADORE these! I love Kate Spade so much but do not enjoy the pricetag! This is a great tutorial and something I'll definitely try.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!


  5. Hi there! I've just started visiting your blog recently, and I absolutely LOVE it! I spent some time *cough*2 hours*cough* reading through your posts and going "Oooh!!" and "I want to do that!" You are incredibly talented and I look forward to seeing more creations from you :D Cheerio!

  6. Anonymous8:58 AM

    These are fantastic! Can I ask where you bought the rhinestones? I've been looking for them but not quite sure where to find them.


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